Laguna Treatment Hospital (CA)
Drug and Alcohol Rehab Center in Aliso Viejo, California
Facility Highlights and Services
Laguna Treatment Hospital is Orange County’s first chemical dependency recovery hospital. With a focus on treating people who are medically compromised and need 24/7 oversight, we treat various unique populations by employing some forms of Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) and a variety of evidence-based behavioral therapies.
Full Continuum of Care
With a staff comprised of more than 70 registered nurses, licensed marriage and family therapists, and recreational therapists, Laguna Treatment Hospital provides medical detox and inpatient residential treatment in Orange County, California. Laguna Treatment Hospital offers inpatient care at varying levels of intensity, with aftercare planning and assistance finding transitional supportive housing. Before discharging from Laguna Treatment Hospital, our aftercare coordinators will help you find a fitting outpatient rehab or other aftercare option. Populations considered for treatment at Laguna include (but are not limited to): those with such as diabetes, HIV, syphilis, high cholesterol, and more.
- Medically supervised detoxification and withdrawal management.
- Medically intensive residential treatment.
- Aftercare planning and access to alumni network.
American Addiction Centers (AAC), a leading provider of addiction treatment services across the U.S. AAC works to make treatment accessible for everyone and offers free verification of insurance plan benefits to help you determine anticipated costs and coverage.
AAC accepts many different insurance plans and can work with you on creating a manageable payment plan to fund your treatment stay at Laguna Treatment Hospital. Simply fill out the form below or call our admissions navigators to begin.
Care for Co-Occurring Mental Health Disorders
Clinicians at Laguna Treatment Hospital are equipped to treat patients with co-occurring mental health disorders and co-occurring physical conditions. Using a whole-person approach to rehabilitation, Laguna Treatment Hospital may utilize medications and behavioral therapies to adequately treat patients.
Chronic Medical Conditions & Physical Challenges
Laguna Treatment Hospital is equipped to care for medically compromised patients and patients with physical health challenges. The medical director will review patients’ medical records prior to admission and determine if Laguna’s sub-acute environment is equipped to treat each person’s presenting medical problem in conjunction with their addiction to drugs.
For example, if you are diabetic, you will receive a nutritional consult from a registered dietitian at Laguna Treatment Hospital. The nursing staff will help you monitor your blood sugar, administer insulin if needed, and provide you with lots of education about a healthy diabetic diet. Similarly, the resident chef will be aware of your condition and whether they must design a specific diet for you.
If you suffer from chronic pain, our clinical staff may prescribe you non-opioid pain medications. If we determine that your pain is related to an underlying issue such as a traumatic injury, neurological issue, or orthopedic issue, we may refer you to outside specialists or physical therapy to ensure you get the appropriate care and that you are as comfortable as possible during your treatment.
Individual Therapy Individual therapy generally lasts around one hour and takes place at least once a week. Laguna Treatment Hospital clinicians may employ certain therapies including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), motivational interviewing (MI), and Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), which is a form of trauma therapy, to patients depending on their particular needs.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
EMDR is reserved for those who have been in treatment at Laguna for some time whose physician and therapist agree that they are ready for this intensive level of work.
Group therapy sessions at Laguna Treatment Hospital last 90 minutes and may take place 4 times a day, 7 days a week. The focus of group therapy depends on the particular session, but may include topics such as relapse prevention, CBT groups, substance use disorder specific DBT groups, and clinical process groups. For patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), clinicians typically discuss traumatic events in private, 1-on-1 therapy sessions rather than in a group setting.
Psycho-educational and Alternative Therapies
Additional treatment interventions are offered to therapeutically support your overall care and wellbeing. Below are a few of our noteworthy offerings:
- 12-Step recovery groups.
- 12-Step alternatives: SMART Recovery, WellBriety.
- Therapeutic recreation: A recreational therapist will work with you several times a week, using music, art, outings, and physical conditioning as ways to improve physical, mental, social, and/or emotional functioning.
- Yoga and meditation: At Laguna, a master’s-level therapist with advanced yoga training provides therapeutic yoga sessions. Weekly gender-specific yoga sessions are held in the yoga center or outside when weather permits.
Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)
Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Laguna Treatment Hospital utilizes some forms of Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) alongside behavioral therapy to treat those who are suffering from substance use disorders. MAT can be especially effective in treating opioid use disorders and alcohol use disorders. At Laguna Treatment Hospital, clinicians may or may not use MAT to help patients manage chronic pain.
Laguna Treatment Hospital offers family therapy to patients during treatment. If they wish, they may facilitate a Skype, telephone, or in-person meeting through their therapist. Additionally, our team can help you or your loved one find Al-Anon, Narc-Anon, and other family support groups in your area.
Upon the patient’s admission, Laguna’s clinical team will contact their family within 24 hours if given consent by the patient to release information to them. Family members looking to contact their loved ones may contact the staff directly. If a ROI (release of information) is on file, staff may communicate. Otherwise, patient information is confidential. We take patient privacy very seriously.
Visiting Your Loved One
During your loved one’s treatment, we can work with you to plan a visit to our treatment center in Aliso Viejo. Your loved one’s treatment team will provide you with all of the information you need to schedule your visit.
At Laguna, our treatment team of professionals consists of 4 case managers who are certified drug/alcohol counselors, 6 primary licensed or license eligible therapists, board-certified physicians and medical staff (physician assistant and nurse practitioners), registered nurses, an advanced level yoga instructor/therapist, recreational therapist, and a crisis counselor/therapist.
Our clinical team is staffed with master’s-level professionals and certified substance abuse counselors. Our medical director, Dr. Paul Little, has spent more than half of his 20 years in medicine focused on treating addiction. A high staff-to-patient ratio helps optimize individualized patient care, and approximately 40% of Laguna’s direct patient care staff are in recovery.
Available every day, 24 hours a day:
During business hours only:
Scheduled 24-28 hour notice:
- Chinese (Cantonese)
The Joint Commission Laguna Treatment Hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission for Behavioral Health Care, an internationally recognized symbol of healthcare quality and the gold standard of care for the industry. This accreditation signifies that, through external, unbiased evaluation, we have met or exceeded The Joint Commission’s standards for providing addiction treatment for all of the levels of care offered at Laguna Treatment Hospital, including high acuity medical detox.
Chemical Dependency Recovery Hospital (CDRH) Laguna is currently the only rehab center in Orange County, California licensed as a subacute care facility/chemical dependency recovery hospital (CDRH). Hospital licensure designation is a significant differentiator. A majority of California residential detox programs are licensed by the Department of Health Care Services. Laguna Treatment Hospital is licensed by the California Department of Public Health and is unique in that we offer medically supervised detox programs in Orange County with withdrawal management, daily medical rounds, 24/7 nursing care, and medication administration.